Report: Israel Airports May Be Opening to Israeli Citizens Only

NEW YORK -
Ben Gurion Airport stands empty after the government approved a shutdown of all incoming and outgoing air traffic. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty/File)

Contrary to misinformation and rumors, Israel may be reopening Ben Gurion airport, but only for Israeli citizens to travel.

For the past five weeks, Israelis required a special dispensation to travel, but that requirement is expected to end.

However, a travel ban is still in place for all foreign nationals, including students, Chaim V’Chessed announced after being deluged with callers hoping to visit Israel.

If someone has antibodies, or has been fully vaccinated, does not make an impact on their travel eligibility.

For Israeli citizens who travel, once they arrive in Israel they will be expected to quarantine either at a hotel or in their homes, so long as they wear a monitoring device at home. For those who have antibodies or are vaccinated, they do not need to quarantine.

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